An Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report has been completed for the project. This document has been guided by international best practices, and notable standards and guidelines such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Policy and Performance Standards on Environmental Sustainability (2012) and the World Bank Group (WB) Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines (‘EHS Guidelines’, 2007) that govern environmental and social practices in private sector investments.
The Environmental Clearance certificate was issued in July 2012.
- Improved economic activities in the region due to an increase in employment and an influx of outsiders boosting the economy
- Improved infrastructure and increase in services
- Strengthening of civil society
- Boosting the national economy as one of the resources of the country is being exploited
These positive impacts are mainly socio-economic in nature. It is AMC’s aim to fully implement the ESMP and EHS management plans such as the RAP, CDP, Migration Plan and Waste Management Plan to maximize the positive impacts related to the project.